The Inpatient

Rating Summary

Based on 49 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

60

Top Critic Average

15%

Critics Recommend

Based on 49 critic reviews
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90%
Jan 26, 2018

Playing off the wonderful formula of Until Dawn, but polishing whatever rust was there, it succeeds in nearly every task it sets out to do. It is chilling without being cheesy. Horrifying without being overt. Disturbing without being grotesque.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2018

The Inpatient is one of PSVR's best. It's a shining example of presence and engagement. The visuals impress and it uses a ton of clever tricks to fully immerse the player in the experience of living out Blackwood Sanatorium's final days, making me feel like I was actually there. There are fun Easter eggs for those who have played Until Dawn, but The Inpatient can still be enjoyed without. The overall plot does fall flat in the final act as the scares give way to a less-than-exciting conclusion, but the branching possibilities means that even after two playthroughs, untold stories of the sanatorium still await me.

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8 / 10
Jan 23, 2018

A rare prequel that actually enhances its predecessor, The Inpatient takes a subtle but effective approach to psychological horror in VR.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2018

The Inpatient is one of the best horror games that Virtual Reality has nowadays. Supermassive Games has created a great example of how to create an immersive story and has brought it to life for PlayStation VR. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-ldb4'); });

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Geeks Under Grace
Andrew Feistner
8 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2018

The Inpatient works quite well by adapting the formula of Until Dawn into a VR title. I just wish it did not play things so safely.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2018

The replay value of this game lives as far as your sanity can take you.

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7.9 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2018

The Inpatient gets inside your head with its atmosphere, presentation and lore only to end as soon as it starts in earnest...

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7.7 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2018

Another confident entry in the Until Dawn universe placing you "IN" the patient by implementing clever techniques while leaving other areas with lingering symptoms

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75 / 100
Feb 3, 2018

The Inpatient is a first-person horror game for PlayStation VR that takes place decades before the events of Until Dawn. Although the story takes place during an important time in which the origins of the enemy from the original game are explained, The Inpatient touches superficially on those events, focusing more on a psychological terror and in its own narrative - you are a patient in Blackwood Sanatorium, suffering from amnesia and blackouts, trying to understand how and why you are there. While the game has great graphics and good moments of horror and tension, sometimes it gets tedious and is relatively short, not justifying the high launch price.

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3.7 / 5.0
Jan 29, 2018

For my first playthrough I'd had a few tall glasses of water and the experience of stepping into the sanatorium was akin to actually visiting a real place rather than simply strapping on a headset; I felt like I was an actual presence within this world and, coupled with the voice commands, I found myself fully inhabiting my character. Subsequent playthroughs inevitably lost that sense of wonder but, in terms of narrative resolution, I found that my decisions led to a far more satisfying outcome than my first time through.

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